Found October 19, 2013 on Nation Orange:
If the Giants are to bounce back in 2014, they’re going to need improved production from a lot of their players. The team isn't looking like they'll do much spending in free agency – especially now that the highest profile FA they were talking with, Jose Abreu, has signed with the Chicago White Sox. And so, with the exception of a new left-fielder or first baseman, and a slightly retooled rotation, the Giants should return in 2014 with roughly the same team that they finished 2013 with. So, it only follows that if the team wants to avoid finishing 10 games under .500 again, they’ll need improved production from a few players. Here are six players we expect to see big improvements from in 2014; if they improve, it should be another great season of Giants baseball. Brandon Belt, 1B (or LF) Best is the oddest name on the list, because he had a terrific year. He was arguably their best offensive player, finishing first on the team in OPS by a wide mar...
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